When anxiety and depression strike, grab your shoes. Here’s why.

Your body is made for motion. Like water, when stagnant it becomes a breeding ground for disease. So stir the waters of your life and begin exercising! Regular exercise enhances neurotransmitter production and helps to lower stress hormone levels. Continue reading “When anxiety and depression strike, grab your shoes. Here’s why.”

Mental health is not a long and painful journey

Many people, even some mental health professionals, have the idea that mental health is a long and painful journey. They say that each step can be painful and difficult, but eventually you’ll get to the top. Step after grueling painful step.

Sorry, but that’s just nonsense. Or…maybe “you’re doing it wrong.” Continue reading “Mental health is not a long and painful journey”

8 Things You Can Do Right Now to Feel Less Stressed at Work

Sure, work environments are often fast-paced and can contribute to anxiety. But there are lots of things you can do to make your time spent at work more relaxing and healthful. Here are eight things you can do today to make your work a less stressful place! Continue reading “8 Things You Can Do Right Now to Feel Less Stressed at Work”

What the 2015 Dressgate can teach us about stress

Remember this internet meme from 2015? What colour was the dress? Everyone saw something different.

Actually the dress was blue and black, but the blue-biased lighting in the original photo made it look white and gold. Few, if any, of us have ever seen the original dress. All we had to go on was a picture of it. A low-quality picture in bad lighting that made it tough to tell what was really going on with that dress.

What does all this have to do with stress? A lot. Continue reading “What the 2015 Dressgate can teach us about stress”